John A. Carlos II is a freelance photojournalist, portrait, commercial, and wedding photographer in Columbia, SC working with The Post and Courier, The Free Times, and more.


December 19, 2019

A-Month-In-Photos November 2019

By: John A. Carlos II

Photo of Head Chef Nivit Tipvaree at Lexington’s Bodhi Thai. <br />
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Photo of Head Chef Nivit Tipvaree at Lexington’s Bodhi Thai.

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Every year I can say that I've grown as an artist, this year is no different. What is different is that I turned 40, and by which I thought that my photography would magically have a sense of maturity. The joke is that this only comes from working, and a lot of work at that, now I know your sayin' "My god man you've taken a metric ton of photos" I know but it's not enough work... I haven't committed myself fully. This next year I hope that I can swim against my own nature and commit to growing as an artist and learning as much as I can. 



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Photos from another Penny Tax Story.

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A toad sits on a pair of leather gloves in Irmo, SC.


  • Gamecock Brews & Bites: A Craft Pairing Event presented by Founders FCU at South Carolina Alumni Center, in Columbia on November 1, 2019. John A. Carlos II
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  • Gamecock Brews & Bites: A Craft Pairing Event presented by Founders FCU at South Carolina Alumni Center, in Columbia on November 1, 2019. John A. Carlos II
  • Gamecock Brews & Bites: A Craft Pairing Event presented by Founders FCU at South Carolina Alumni Center, in Columbia on November 1, 2019. John A. Carlos II
  • Gamecock Brews & Bites: A Craft Pairing Event presented by Founders FCU at South Carolina Alumni Center, in Columbia on November 1, 2019. John A. Carlos II
  • Gamecock Brews & Bites: A Craft Pairing Event presented by Founders FCU at South Carolina Alumni Center, in Columbia on November 1, 2019. John A. Carlos II
  • Gamecock Brews & Bites: A Craft Pairing Event presented by Founders FCU at South Carolina Alumni Center, in Columbia on November 1, 2019. John A. Carlos II

Gamecock Brews & Bites: A Craft Pairing Event presented by Founders FCU at South Carolina Alumni Center, in Columbia on November 1, 2019.


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Photos of Head Chef Nivit Tipvaree at Lexington's Bodhi Thai.

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Photo from Free Times Lexington Guide, a man picks out plants at Wingard's Market.

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Photos froFree Time Lexington Guide, A man at LP's Par and Grill, laughs at a joke.

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Photos from Serve and Connect - Bountiful Harvest on November 21, 2019.

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A portrait of the newly elected West Columbia Mayor Tem Miles.

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The SC Indian Affairs Commission held an indigenous women's art exhibit "Sisters Are Sacred" at the Nickelodeon Theatre, in Columbia on November 23, 2019.

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Photos froServe and Connect - Bountiful Harvest on November 24, 2019

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The First City Council meeting after the 2019 Election.

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A portrait of newly elected Irmo Mayor Berry Walker.

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A portrait of Motor Supply owner Eddie Wales.

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Keywords: South Carolina; above the fold; editorial; news; journalism; 2019; photojournalist; photojournalism; photographer; SC photographer; Columbia; Columbia SC Photojournalist; soda city; events; Steven Benjamin; Mayor; Tem Miles; Berry Walker; Eddie Wales; Motor Supply; Irmo; West Columbia; City Council; Serve and Connect; Kassy Alia Ray; Nivit Tipvaree 


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